Tenda AC15 AC1900 Smart Dual-band Gigabit WiFi Router Review: Page 5 of 6

Posted by William Lyon on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 8:00am

Initial Setup and Configuration Screens

Initial setup is accessed by connecting to your router (via ethernet cable or WiFi) and goign to www.tendawifi.com.

When you first access the router you're greeted with the above screen.


The router apprently checks to see if you're on dial-up for its initial setup.


First you need to set your wireless settings. Regioun, SSID and password.


And that's it! It lists the default names of both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks. These can be changed later on in the settings.


Now any time you want to get in and configure your settings just head back on over to www.tendawifi.com and you'll be greeted with this login screen.


The first screen you're greeted with is the "Internet Status" screen. HEre you can see the number of attached devices (and see what those devices are) as well as see and set blacklisted devices and view network SSID's.


Next one down is the "Internet Settings" menu. Here you can set the connection type, view the connection status and disconnect.


Next is the "Wireless Settings" screen. Here you can view/change the network SSID's and passwords, schedule a time to disable WiFi, set up the router for wireless repeating, select specific channel and bandwidth settings for each band, set your signal conditioning preference and enable/disable WPS.


The next option is the "Guest Network." Here you can enable/disable a guest network and configure the SSID and password for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.


On the next screen you can set up the Smart Power settings. You can set a specific time when the router will turn off the WiFi radios and go into a low power state to conserve electricity.


Next up is the "USB Application" menu. Here you can configure the onboard USB 3.0 port to be a file share (for connecting to a NAS or other storage medium), set up DLNA (for more info on what DLNA is, check out their site here) or set up a printer service where you have a printer connected to the router's USB port.


Next we have the "VPN" screen. Here you can configure a PPTP server or client on your AC15 router.


Next is the "Advanced Settings" menu. Here you can configure parental controls, bandwidth controls, turn the front LED's on or off, setup the Tenda cloud (if you so desire) as well as a host of other smart networking settings.


Finally we have the "System Settings" menu. Here You can configure all of the normal settings for your router from setting the time to viewing logs, rebooting and firmware upgrades.

Let's wrap up this review with some testing and final thoughts.


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